Norwich City chief Alex Neil insists there is work still to do in Robbie Brady transfer chase

Norwich manager Alex Neil has Robbie Brady in his sights. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images L

Norwich manager Alex Neil has Robbie Brady in his sights. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil confirmed Norwich is pulling out all the stops to try and complete a deal for Hull City's Robbie Brady.

The Republic of Ireland international did not travel with the Tigers' squad to their pre-season Austrian training camp this weekend amid reports the Humberside club are finally ready to sanction a £7m move to Carrow Road after a protracted summer chase.

Neil, speaking after City rounded off their own tour of Austria and Germany with a 2-1 friendly win against FC Augsburg in Prien, insists there is still work ahead before the 23-year-old becomes his third signing of the summer.

'There is nothing more I can say on that. If it does become a done deal then we will let people know,' he said. 'At this present moment in time work is going on behind the scenes but nothing has been completed yet. I didn't know he hadn't gone with them (to Austria).

'We're trying our very best. Over the course of the start of next week onwards we would like to hopefully do a couple more bits of business.'


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Neil distanced City from recent speculation Liverpool hitman Rickie Lambert is in his sights after pulling out of a move for Celta Vigo targetman Joaquin Larrivey.

'I think there has been a lot of speculation surrounding us and players,' he said. 'Rickie Lambert was tagged with us maybe two or three weeks ago now and then it went quiet and it crept back up again. At the moment it is just speculation. I think having added Graham Dorrans and (Youssouf) Mulumbu if I could add another three or four I would be pleased.'

Neil was delighted to finish a week-long training camp in the Alps on a winning note, with Youssouf Mulumbu and Lewis Grabban securing the victory against the Europa League hopefuls.

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'In the first half we didn't play as well as we would have liked but to win was pleasing against a good calibre of opposition,' he said. 'They are a strong side, they have beaten Bayern Munich twice in recent times so that tells you what they are capable of.

'I didn't think we pressed them well enough in the first half, like we normally do, and that improved a lot in the second half. The same with our use of the ball. We had a couple of good finishes and other opportunities. I thought there was a lot of quality in it and both teams will have got plenty out of the game.'

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